History of University Park

A Unique Partnership

In late 1980, a local developer, Pat Neal, and international entrepreneurs, Rolf and Barbara Pasold, purchased three hundred (300) acres of pristine low pine flatwoods owned by State Farm insurance agents who used it as a hunting preserve.  Painstaking planning of this 1,202 lot master-planned community took nearly five (5) years and the developers’ commitment to the preservation of the natural beauty of the property is still evident today and a tribute to the founding fathers.

This unique Neal/Pasold partnership, which seamlessly combined American achievement and European inspiration, gave rise to an award-winning residential community recognized with several prestigious awards including “Best Design in America,” “Best Community in the Southeast,” and “Best Development in the Region.”


For twenty-five (25) years, the Neal and Pasold families oversaw the growth and further development of this thriving community and country club while focused on environmental stewardship and the preservation of the original natural beauty of this land.

University Park marked many milestones throughout its thirty (30) year history.  Here are some of the highlights:

November 1980

Pat Neal and Rolf Pasold purchased the land that would become University Park.

March 1984

The first homes in Hampton Green and Regents Park were sold.

October 1991

The Country Club opened with eighteen (18) holes of championship golf.


University Park received “Best Community Design in America” award – National Association of Home Builders & Professional Builders.

January 1996

Golf Digest four-star rating awarded.

March 2000

Named “Best Community in the Region.”

January 2008

Mandatory Resident Membership enacted.

January 2017

Final home in Lansdowne Crescent was completed.

November 2019

Recreation District purchased the Country Club.

November 2019

Community association turned over to residents; seven (7) member Board of Directors was elected.

August 2021

Renovation of the community association’s Business Offices (formerly known as “The Community Center”) was completed.

October 2021

Club Restaurant Expansion and Renovation project began.  

A Bright New Future

Thirty (30) years later, located in what was once considered a remote locale, University Park can be found in the heart of the bustling University Parkway corridor in a setting unmatched in our area, making it one of the most sought-after communities in our region.  The recent turnover of the community association and purchase of the Country Club in 2019 paved the way for resident stewardship and a brighter future.

 UPCAI Business Offices!

Following a complete interior renovation, the UPCAI (community association) Business Offices (formerly known as “The Community Center”) opened its doors in December 2021.

The offices of the Park Boulevard Management (PBM) Operations Team is located on the premises and open five (5) days a week – Monday through Friday.  The staff handles the disbursement of community information and welcomes visitors, real estate agents, vendors and potential lot owners.  But most importantly, the staff processes the wants and needs of our resident community.

The completely renovated interior boasts two (2) large meeting rooms equipped with the latest in audio visual equipment where the association’s Board of Directors and its committees, the UPRD Board of Supervisors and Country Club management gathers to host meetings in person or via ZOOM.  An open atrium lobby, facing a panoramic view of the golf course (hole number six), adds more interest and relevance to this vibrant work space.

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